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Synonyms for smother
ˈsmʌð ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)

    a confused multitude of things

    Synonyms:
    hole, jam, fuddle, jumbal, clutter, mare's nest, muddle, mess, patchwork, hodgepodge, pickle, fix, jumble, kettle of fish, welter

  2. smother(verb)

    a stifling cloud of smoke

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, jumble, clutter, mare's nest, welter, muddle

  3. smother, surround(verb)

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

    Synonyms:
    fence, muffle, surround, palisade, stifle, asphyxiate, skirt, circumvent, wall, repress, border, put out, fence in, besiege, suffocate, ring, strangle, beleaguer, hem in, environ

  4. smother, asphyxiate, suffocate(verb)

    deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

    "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

    Synonyms:
    choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate, put out, strangle, repress, surround, muffle, gag

  5. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

    Synonyms:
    keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, choke, stifle, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue

  6. smother(verb)

    form an impenetrable cover over

    "the butter cream smothered the cake"

    Synonyms:
    stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate, put out, strangle, repress, surround, muffle

  7. smother, put out(verb)

    deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

    "smother fires"

    Synonyms:
    discommode, muffle, surround, anesthetise, asphyxiate, anaesthetize, issue, inconvenience, anesthetize, hold out, retire, exsert, put under, repress, release, stretch out, put out, bother, extend, incommode, disoblige, suffocate, publish, stifle, trouble, douse, bring out, stretch forth, strangle, anaesthetise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smother

    Synonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, stifle, subdue

    Antonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smother

    Synonyms:
    suffocate, stifle, repress, gag, conceal, suppress, choke, strangle, allay, swallow

    Antonyms:
    fan, ventilate, foster, cherish, nurture, publish, promulgate, divulge, spread, excite, vent

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    obstruct one’s throat

    she choked on a tiny fish bone

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  
  2. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smother(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stifle, suffocate, choke

  2. smother(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suppress, repress, conceal, keep back, keep down

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stifle, suffocate, choke, nip, strangle, muffle

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Translations for smother

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  • asfixiarCatalan, Valencian
  • ersticken, dämpfen, unterdrückenGerman
  • πνίγομαι, καταπνίγω, πνίγωGreek
  • reprimir, apagar, sofocarSpanish
  • tukahtua, tukehtua, tukehduttaa, tukahduttaa, kyteäFinnish
  • étoufferFrench
  • megfojtHungarian
  • ridurre, spegnere, rallentare, soffocare, colmare, reprimere, ricoprire, nascondere, estinguere, affogare, asfissiareItalian
  • tāmi, tātāmi, tāmouMāori
  • stikken, temperen, uitdovenDutch
  • przydusić, dusić, udusić, zdusićPolish
  • задушить, тушить, задохнуться, тлеть, задыхаться, душить, потушитьRussian
  • kvävas, dämpa, kvävaSwedish

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